Monkeys master movement with their minds

J.M.Garg [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

As reported at Neuroscience 2014, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (15–19 November 2014; Washington, DC), Miguel Nicolelis and colleagues at Duke University (Durham, NC) successfully trained two rhesus macaques to maneuver a wheelchair using a brain–machine interface that translated each monkey’s cortical activity into navigational signals that controlled the chair’s movement.

Lab Anim. (NY) 44, 44 (2015).
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